Title: Family Tradition
Author: nancybrown
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Nu!Who up through CoE
Warnings: contemplation of self-harm

It is the hundredth day, after, when she sits alone by his grave, the sleeping pills her doctor insisted on hidden in her hand. Her world is drowned in tears, and Alice cannot tread water any longer.

A shadow crosses her. The woman is young and blonde and impossibly new. "I've been searching for you. Come on, then."

"I can't," she starts, doesn't continue.

"There's nothing holding you here now."

Alice does not argue, drops the pills. "Who are you?" she asks, as they walk together out of Alice's life and into a new one.

"You can call me Jenny."